It should be easier for men to lose weight, but they’re less likely to go on diets than women.
Had to let the belt out a notch or two lately? Then it may be time to give your eating habits an overhaul. Good news - fast meals can be tasty, and healthy.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
Three stories about researchers who have dabbled in self-experimentation – with varying results.
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Screening and sterilisation processes mean human breast milk can be safely collected and frozen for use at a later time.
Banked breast milk is a safe source of shared human milk, and can be a life-saver for very premature babies.
Here is what we know about eating in different positions.
Saying you won’t put yourself in situations where you will be tempted to eat junk food is easier than resisting at the time!
The problem with using willpower is that your head has to keep saying "NO" to the constant barrage of messages, advertising and environmental cues that operate 24/7, prompting you to eat and drink.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
Some swear by it, some against it research and history can tell us a lot about milk and dairy.
Proper nutrition is critical to combatting the costly and deadly epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Food, drug and other companies often sponsor research in the hope it might produce results favourable to their products. How can we ensure such research remains independent?
There are plenty of studies, but drawing conclusions from them is not that straightforward.
Don’t blame it on the genes.
Your child may have the fussy-eater genes, but they should still try different foods.
Breastfeeding is a cultural taboo in the UK, and the prevalence of bottles in children's books doesn't help.
Swap the bacon for something a little healthier.
It is easy to fall into the trap of giving people you love lots of ultra-processed, high kilojoule, nutrient-poor foods because they like them. But immediate pleasure comes at a cost.
Many parents are still feeding their children too much junk in their lunch boxes.
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Children are still being sent to school with a lunch box full of junk food.
The biggest issue is still getting the kids to eat them.
When botany and linguistics collide: pumpkins are fruits and there's technically no such thing as a vegetable. But try telling that to a five-year-old and see how far you get.
A Malawian woman carries a bag of maize meal.
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Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition.
Bolt strides to victory in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
No carb-loading necessary ...
Childhood obesity can be tackled from birth – so why aren’t we doing anything about it?
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
A look at the diet of an Olympian – from ancient Greece to Rio 2016.